Starbucks will now allow anyone to hang out or use the restrooms with no purchase necessary
Starbucks is opening its stores to the public with no purchase necessary/Creative Commons

Starbucks is reacting to a run of bad publicity that started with racist employees calling the cops on two black men in Philadelphia by making radical changes to its policies.


Now, every location of Starbucks will be open to anyone who wants to hang out, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Also, anyone who needs to use a restroom will be able to do so.

"We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome," Starbucks said in a statement.

The new policy is something Starbucks will be able to discuss with employees on May 29, when the company closes 8,000 locations for racial-bias training.